Physics/Linear momentum VS angular momentum
If I were asked to calculate the momentum of the first orbit in a hydrogen's atom with reference to Bohr's model, should I calculate the linear or rotational momentum ?
This is not a homework question, I have a test coming up and I want to understand!! I was so irritated when I posted this question to one of the experts here and he replied that he doesn't answer homwework questions! I'm not giving values! I just want something to be cleared up for crying out loud! Please help me! I'm so confused, I asked my teacher but she said she's not sure!
Actually, both exist and either could be asked for!
The linear momentum p would be determined from:
And then the angular momentum L would be determined from:
L = r x p where L is the cross product of the Bohr radius r and the linear momentum of the electron.